Wheelchair-bound WWII veteran and American citizen Leon Klinghoffer was brutally murdered and then thrown off of the side of the hijacked cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists. Soon after, an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and widely-regarded as pro-terror opera, The Death of Klinghoffer was created.
The opera “looks for humanity in terrorists” according to left-leaning publications. Klinghoffer’s daughters, furious, told the New York Times, “We are outraged at the exploitation of our parents and the cold-blooded murder of our father as the centerpiece of a production that appears to us to be anti-Semitic.”
Klinghoffer's daughters have also said, "The Death of Klinghoffer takes a heinous terrorist event and rationalizes, legitimizes, and explains it. There is no way that this terrorist murder can or should be presented in a balanced manner."
The Metropolitan Opera has decided to host The Death of Klinghoffer and broadcast the opera in more than 2,000 theaters in 66 countries, including more than 700 U.S. theaters.
When pressed by members of the media, a member of the Met’s administration referred to the opera as “one of the most important musical compositions of the late 20th century.”
Tell the Metropolitan Opera that Americans do not want to see a production likening terrorists out to heroes! We will not support an opera that reeks with anti-American, anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
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